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Who We Are

German Accelerator empowers German startups to scale globally. We take high-potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey to understand, discover, and access the world’s leading innovation hubs in the U.S., Asia, and South America. Through highly-customized programs, mentoring from local experts, as well as access to our vast network of business partners and investors, we help startups from all stages and across various industries on their way to international success. Since launching in 2012, German Accelerator has nurtured over 850 startups which have raised more than $15.6 billion in funding so far. German Accelerator is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is proudly financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Facts & Figures


Our network comprises more than 500+ mentors


companies participated in our programs


Our companies raised $13.5B+ in total funding

Recent News & Updates

German Accelerator’s program offerings will expand to Argentina as a gateway to Latin America

German Accelerator’s Program Offerings Will Expand to Argentina as a Gateway to South America

January 30, 2023

Argentina and Germany have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen economic and energy relations, including the expansion of the German Accelerator startup funding program to Argentina.

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Success Stories

German Accelerator has played an influential role in a number of German startups’ success stories, including the companies below. See all our alumni here.

What People Say About Us

German Accelerator was truly an eye-opening experience that went far beyond entering the U.S. market. The German Accelerator’s expert mentors constructively challenged our plans and helped us re-evaluate our strategy. They worked with us to sharpen our value propositions and improve our ability to execute. After three tough, but rewarding months, we finished the program as a better, more focused company. And I left the German Accelerator as far better entrepreneur with the confidence and training to address the type of obstacles I face on a daily basis running an early-stage, fast-growing startup looking to expand into the U.S. market.

Daniel Raschke, CEO & Co-Founder of Picalike